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6/18/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Cablevision to combine claims vs. Ve... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Cablevision Systems Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc as it sought to combine the case, involving a television commercial that had targeted Verizon's FiOS, with another between the rival companies. Cablevision voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit filed in May in Manhattan federal court without prejudice, meaning the company reserved the [...]

6/12/15Murosa Steps Into Hibernia (Telecom Ramblings)

According to this piece an Irish publication, Hibernia Networks now has a new majority investor. Luxembourg-based Murosa Development has taken a 51% share of the company, with longtime owner Columbia Ventures Corp (CVC) now holding 49%.  This isn't a sudden development. According to this FCC document, Murosa has been investing in stages since mid July of [...]

5/19/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Cablevision sues Verizon over claims... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Cablevision Systems Corp sued Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, seeking a judge's finding that a Cablevision television commercial claiming that Verizon's FiOS service does not solely use fiber optic ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $202.09B, started the session at $49.53.   Looking [...]

1/29/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Cablevision sues Verizon, alleges f... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Cablevision Systems Corp on Thursday sued Verizon Communications Inc, accusing it of falsely advertising to consumers on television, radio and the Internet that its WiFi service is the fastest available. The complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in Central Islip, New York, accuses Verizon of basing its "fastest WiFi available" claim [...]

3/26/14100G For Lightpath (Telecom Ramblings)

Another day another 100G announcement, but this time it's a pure metro one.  LightPath, the metro fiber division of Cablevision, unveiled a 100G optical product today, which they will be marketing to their customers in the financial, market data services and healthcare vertical. Most 100G products out there are still on the busy intercity links, but of [...]

1/8/13Netflix’s CDN Gains Ground, Claims Cablevision (Telecom Ramblings)

[company id="nflx"] offered an update on the content delivery network it started work on last year, which goes by the name "OpenConnect". It places caches deep within last mile networks in an effort to give them better control over both quality and traffic management in order to defuse some of the usual OTT friction. They [...]

10/9/12(DISH) DISH Network to Face a Hefty Charge (Stock Blog Hub)

DISH Network Corp. (DISH) – the second largest satellite TV operator in the U.S. may face a hefty charge of $2.4 billion from AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) for unlawfully removing the latter’s Voom HD channels from Dish Network’s program list. It all began in 2005, when Dish Network entered into a 15-year long agreement with AMC [...]

8/7/12Cable Operator Cablevision Beats Estimates (

New subscriber additions boosted Q2 profits for Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and beat analyst estimates. Net earnings came in at $63.5 million (24 cents a share), compared to $87.8 million (32 cents a share) in the year ago period. Expectations by analysts were in the region of 19 cents on average. However, last year, spun-off unit AMC [...]

3/12/12Mario Gabelli on the New York Mets, and M&A (Value Investing)

"A company like Cablevision could use a baseball package as part of their program", say Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors CEO & CIO, discussing baseball's New York Mets, and his 2012 outlook on mergers. mets and i guess you get to take pictures with mr. met [...]

1/11/12Calls See Possible Upside Moves For Urban Outfitters, Declines In Cablevision (Phil’s Stock World)

Today’s tickers: URBN, CVC & TXT URBN - Urban Outfitters, Inc. – Options activity on the specialty retailer jumped on Wednesday morning as news of the CEO’s resignation saw shares in Urban Outfitters tumble more than 20.0% to an intraday low of $23.42. Trading in Urban call options outpaced that of puts in the first half of the [...]

10/26/11Cablevision Systems Earnings Estimate $CVC (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Earnings Overview for Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC) upcoming performance release Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results before the opening bell on October 28, 2011. CVC trades an average of 2.6 million shares per day. Cablevision Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a telecommunications, media, and entertainment company. The company was [...]

10/21/11Bearish Movements Services Sector Stock On Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). (Penny Stock DD)

ABOUT Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC): Cablevision system was incorporated in 1973 and situated in Bethpage, New York. The company is working through its subsidiary, CSC Holdings, LLC (CS Holding). The company is a cable operator and also operates cable programming networks, entertainment businesses, telecommunications companies and newspaper publishing business in the United States. In December 31st, [...]

10/16/11Cablevision Deadly Embace with Debt (Wall Street Sector Selector)

By Ilia Frankstein. Irrational exuberance of the market has no limits indeed. From LinkedIn (LNKD) trading at over 1000 P/E and Saleforce (CRM) trading at 650 P/E to little known PRXI (PRXI) trading at 36% of its book value. While LinkedIn and Salefo...

10/1/11Ramblings Jobs: Optimum Lightpath (Telecom Ramblings)

Another new posting on the Ramblings’ Jobs Board this week in the vibrant Northeastern bandwidth market. Optimum Lightpath, the metro fiber division of Cablevision has posted another job opening, this time seeking a Supervisor, Circuit Facility Design.  Optimum Lightpath operates one of the deepest networks in the NYC Metro area, hooking up some 4,500 on-net buildings, a footprint [...]

9/14/11Cablevision, Clearwire, Time Warner Cable: U.S. Equity Movers (Penny Stock DD)

Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in U.S. trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of 4 p.m. in New York. AutoChina International Ltd. (AUTC) slumped 30 percent to $19.92, the lowest price since August 2009. The car seller said yesterday near the end of the trading day that it plans [...]

8/12/11Critical Alerts for Yahoo!, Mosaic, BHP Billiton, Cablevision, and TRW (Morningpick)

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for YHOO, MOS, BHP, CVC, and TRW. To see what our analysts have discovered about these stocks read the Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts at (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), BHP Billiton...

8/9/11Cablevision brings live TV streaming to iPhone and iPod touch (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Cablevision has released the Optimum app for iPhone and iPod touch. The app allows Cablevision subscribers to stream live TV to an iPhones or iPod touch while in their home. What's cooler than streaming live TV is that the app even lets you watch your ...

6/25/11Love Mad Men’s Don Draper? Soon You Can Buy His Stock (Penny Stock DD)

AMC Networks, home of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is spinning off from parent Cablevision [CVC  34.53  -0.20  (-0.58%)   ] at the end of this month and its valuation is looking as good as Don Draper in a gray business suit, according to one analyst.“AMC has multiple hit shows (Mad Men, Breaking Bad, [...]

6/7/112011-06-07 – puddles trades (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

9:50 SHORT ADSK 39.61 STOP 39.72 TGT 39.39 - ADSK gap down vs SPY gap up - market choppy but weak after open - tight LH - only 100 shares got lifted at LOD, i punched out the rest.. - out +0.21 10:01 LONG CVC 35.11 STOP 34.97 TGT 35.39 - market choppy and weak from the open - CVC strong and jamming up against strong .10 resist - [...]

6/7/11US Hot Stocks: INTC. F, CVC, SWKS, PCYC (Stock Wizard)

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) climbed more than 2% after Citigroup Inc. said in a research note that the  world’s largest chipmaker may be forming a “foundry relationship” with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).  Shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) rose more than 1% after the company said that auto sales will grow about 50 percent to around 8 million vehicles a year by the middle of the decade. Much of that growth will be in China and India, they said. In each of those markets, the...

5/5/11Hot Stocks: Retailers, Cablevision, Electronic Arts (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Retailers are showing continued momentum, posting strong sales for April with the aid of the Easter holiday, but some caution prevails in the midst of surging gasoline prices and other uncertainties consumers face. Retailers reporting disappointing mo...

4/11/11Viacom says ‘not so fast’ on that Cablevision iPad app (Wall Street Sector Selector)

The pioneering road that leads to watching cable programming on a iPad just got a bit bumpier. Cablevision has received notice from Viacom that the cable provider's iPad app, which provides both live TV and video on demand to subscribers, is steppin...

2/3/11JANA Partners 2010 Letter: New Positions in Cablevision (CVC), Williams Companies (WMB) (market folly)

Barry Rosenstein's hedge fund JANA Partners released its year-end 2010 letter and in it we see they've returned 14.3% annualized since inception in April 2001. JANA returned 8.4% last year and you can see how they stack up against others in our post on 2010 hedge fund returns. New Positions We'll start with the newest additions to JANA's portfolio as they fall in the special situations category. They like these companies now that they are considering value-maximizing...

1/31/11Rising Star Buy: Madison Square Garden (Penny Stock DD)

This article is part of our Rising Star Portfolios Series. If you've been following my Special Situations portfolio, then you know I like spinoffs. And the stock I'm buying on Monday is just such a play. Madison Square Garden (NYSE: MSG) was spun off from Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) about a year ago. While I [...]

1/25/11Permira, Goldman, CVC may bid for Everlife-sources (Penny Stock DD)

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Permira [PERM.UL], CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL], Advantage Partners and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) are considering submitting bids to buy Japanese food supplement maker Everlife from CLSA Capital Partners, five people familiar with the transaction said. CLSA Capital Partners, a private equity arm of Credit Agricole SA (CAGR.PA), has started a sale process and [...]

11/7/10Earnings Cheat Sheet: New Look Knicks Help Bolster Profits At Madison Square Garden (MSG) (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

They missed out on the LeBron sweepstakes, but Amar'e and a strong holiday season may just be enough.

11/5/10Deutsche Bank Adjusts Cablevision Estimates, Raises Price Target (Benzinga)

In a report released this morning, Deutsche Bank said that Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) enjoys a unique cable footprint with dominant market share, leading network density / efficiency, attractive consumer dynamics, and the greatest relative SME opportunity. “Mgmt has fended off first DBS and then FiOS. Return of capital has ramped nicely,” Deutsche Bank writes. “This and sustaining higher financial leverage more than offset occasional surprising decisions by its...

11/4/10Calls Purchased on Cablevision Systems (CVC) (Benzinga)

Shares of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) are higher on the session by 3.08%, currently trading at $28.49. The stock has been moving largely higher over the past six months, bouncing off of the 200-day moving average and running higher. Shares are trading at a fresh 52-week high. Options traders are buying calls on CVC today. A short while ago the December $27.50 call was purchased 5,750 times, on the offer, for $1.30 on open interest of 5,860 contracts. Overall call volume...

11/4/10Cablevision Systems Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results (Benzinga)

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Third quarter consolidated net revenues grew 5.6% to $1.808 billion compared to the prior year period, reflecting solid revenue growth in Telecommunications Services and Rainbow, offset slightly by a decline at Newsday. Consolidated adjusted operating cash flow (“AOCF”)1 grew 3.6% to $661.7 million and consolidated operating income grew 8.3% to $401.2 million,...

10/27/10Cablevision Makes a New Offer to News Corp (Benzinga)

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today issued the following statement regarding a new offer for Fox 5. "In the interest of Cablevision's 3 million households and our mutual viewers, today we have made a new offer to News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS) Simply put: we agree to pay the rate Fox charges Time Warner Cable for carriage of WNYW-Fox 5 New York and WTXF-Fox 29 Philadelphia for a period of one year. This is higher than the rate we pay any other New York broadcast station. This...

10/27/10Cablevision Statement Regarding News Corp, Fox Programming and FCC (Benzinga)

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today issued the following statement regarding News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWS), Fox Programming and the FCC. Charles Schueler, Cablevision's executive vice president of communications, said: "Cablevision has and will continue to negotiate in good faith. We are trying to reach a deal that is fair for everyone, including our customers, but there has been absolutely no movement by Fox in their attempts to gain massive fee increases from Cablevision customers...

10/25/10Cablevision Responds to FCC Regarding Bad Faith Negotiations by News Corp. (Benzinga)

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today filed a response to the Federal Communications Commission documenting bad faith negotiations by News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA)  related to Cablevision's continued carriage of Fox 5 and My9.  Cablevision urged the federal agency to assert its authority to immediately restore the broadcast stations and order the companies to submit to binding arbitration to reach a fair agreement and prevent a blackout of the World Series in New York. Charles...

10/14/10Cablevision Agrees to Binding Arbitration to Resolve News Corp. Dispute (Benzinga)

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today agreed to submit to bipartisan calls from Reps. Steve Israel, Peter King and others for binding arbitration to ensure a new agreement with News Corp. is reached with no disruption of programming for Cablevision customers, and urged News Corp. not to pull the plug on Fox 5 and My9. Charles Schueler, Cablevision's executive vice president of communications, issued the following statement on News Corp.: "We will work around the clock to reach...

10/12/10P&W Awarded $33.8 Million DARPA Contract (Benzinga)

Pratt & Whitney received a $33.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop Constant Volume Combustion engine technology under Phase II of the Vulcan advanced propulsion program. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. CVC technology has the potential to significantly decrease the fuel consumption of U.S. Navy surface combatants and increase overall operational capability. A CVC engine's performance improvements come from a...

10/11/10Top 4 Mid-Cap Stocks In The CATV Systems Industry With The Highest EPS Estimates (DISH, CVC, SJR,... (Benzinga)

Below are the top mid-cap CATV system stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of earnings estimate for the next quarter. The earnings estimate for DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) for the next quarter ending December, 2010 is $0.46 per share. DISH's quarterly earnings surged 305.20% y/y. Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is expected to earn $0.42 per share over the next quarter ending December, 2010. CVC's PEG ratio is 1.07. Shaw Communications Inc (NYSE: SJR) is...

6/14/10Stock Market News: Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM), Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE), American International Group (N... (Jutia Group)

The cost of fixing Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM) and Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE), the mortgage companies that last year bought or guaranteed three-quarters of all U.S. home loans, will be at least $160 billion and could grow to as much as $1 trillion after the biggest bailout in American history. Fannie and [...]

6/14/10Cablevision Buys Bresnan, Tivo and Dish Network War Rages On (CVC, VMED, MCCC, TV, LNET, TIVO, DI... (

Cablevision Systems (CVC) agreed to buy Bresnan Communications for $1.36 billion, the company announced early Monday. The fifth-largest U.S. cable operator prevailed over rival bids from TPG Capital, BC Partners Ltd, Suddenlink Communications and Ascent Media Corp, Bloomberg reported. The acquisition of Bresnan represents a geographic expansion into the Rocky Mountain states for Northeast [...]

6/3/10Cablevision to Offer Wi-Fi to NYC Commuters (CVC, VZ, RCI, SJR, LNET, CMCSA, GE) (

New York commuter rails are becoming the new battleground for competing wireless providers as Cablevision Systems (CVC) is offering its subscribers free Wi-Fi on trains and access options to non-customers as well, according to Bloomberg. The service will be available on Long Island Railroad and Metro North commuter trains. The move is part of CableVision's [...]

4/7/10Optimum Lightpath Introduces Low Latency Service (Telecom Ramblings)

Optimum Lightpath, the metro fiber arm of Cablevision, has thrown a few more chips into the low latency arena.  Yesterday they introduced an optical transport service aimed at the financial and other verticals capable of supporting both high bandwidth and low latency.  This follows closely on the heels of their 40G offerings announced in February.  [...]

4/3/10Priceline Inc. [PCLN], Cablevision [CVC] and CF Industries Holdings [CF] Top Most Popular Mid-Cap... (AlphaClone)

Priceline Inc. [ PCLN ], Cablevision { CVC ] and CF Industries Holdings [ CF ] are the three most popular stocks in the $5 billion to $10 billion market cap size category this quarter.   AlphaClone's Cap Picks fund group for mid cap stocks is one of the best performing multi-holding group clones year-to-date.  The group's Top 10 Popularity clone invests quarterly in the ten most popular mid cap stocks that are also amongst the largest twenty positions across AlphaClone's hedge fund...

2/2/10Optimum Lightpath Moves to 40G (Telecom Ramblings)

Optimum Lightpath, the metro fiber division of Cablevision, announced today that it is offering 40G transport links to its customers, upgradeable to 100G when the time comes.  They will be initially targeting the services at the low-latency driven financial sector in the New York bandwidth market, which is currently the focus of a great deal [...]

1/23/10(CVC) Federal Communications Commission Abolishes Terrestrial Loophole (Stock Blog Hub)

In a major move, the US telecom regulator Federal Communications Commission (“FCC") recently voted for the elimination of the so-called “Terrestrial Loophole" regulation that so far allowed cable operators to block competitors’ access to some popular video programming. The FCC voted 4-to-1 for abolishing the rule under the regulator’s Cable Act of 1992. The opposing [...]

11/23/09(TV) Grupo Televisa S.A. to Launch Wireless Service (Stock Blog Hub)

Grupo Televisa S.A. (TV) has decided to explore the wireless communications market. Televisa is the largest media company in Mexico as well as in the Spanish-speaking world. Its cable TV subsidiary Cablevision will start providing mobile phone services in Mexico from the first quarter of 2010. Televisa has already started its own telecom business. On [...]

10/22/ Destined for Failure with Pay Wall (Venture Chronicles)

Cablevision must have gotten punch drunk with all of the talk coming out of newspapers about going to a subscription model for their online services, because they are going big, really big, with a $260 a year pricing plan for Those who are not customers of Optimum Online or the newspaper - both [...]

6/22/09CVC To Buy iShares … Or Maybe Not (Index Universe)

  CVC To Buy iShares… Or Maybe Not Luxembourg-based CVC Capital Partners agreed to buy Barclays Global Investors’ iShares exchange-traded fund unit for $4.4 billion in April. The deal did not include iShares’ share-lending business, an extremely lucrative segment of the iShares operation. Under the terms of the CVC deal, Barclays was to provide the bulk of the financing, providing loans on reasonably favorable terms for $3.1 billion of the $4.4 billion deal. CVC Capital is...

6/11/09Optimum Lightpath launches HD Voice (Communications Breakdown)

Coffee is a typical commodity, and many people don't mind drinking it just like that (left). Came along Nescafe and Douwe Egberts/Philips, to give the world Nespresso (right) and Senseo. These products are outrageously overpriced, but equally popular.Imagine what marketing like that could do to plain old voice service.Optimum Lightpath (the business arm of Cablevision) may be leading the way. It

4/23/09CVC Capital Buys iShares Business (Index Universe)

Luxembourg-based CVC Capital Partners agreed to buy Barclays Global Investors for $4.4 billion, Barclays plc announced in early April. CVC Capital is a private equity firm with diversified interests; the BGI purchase is its first foray into the Financial sector. The deal unfolded over the course of just a few weeks. Barclays has repeatedly refused to accept funds from the British government as part of a rescue program for financial institutions, presumably because it wanted to avoid...

4/13/09Barclays to sell iShares business to CVC Capital for $4.4 billion (Hedge Fund Blogs From HedgeCo.Net)

Banking Business Review - The board of directors of Barclays has entered into an agreement for the sale of its iShares business to Blue Sparkle, a new limited partnership established by CVC Capital Partners, for a total consideration of approximately $4.4 billion.Barclays has said that this transaction gives the company the opportunity to maximise value [...]

4/13/09April 13: Other Views Of The News (Index Universe)

CVC To Keep Staff At BGI? In this column by Kathleen Pender of the San Francisco Chronicle, Barclays Global Investors' impending deal with European private equity player CVC Capital Partners is reviewed. BGI insists that the new parent won't slash current staffing levels.  But others aren't so sure, figuring that CVC will streamline operations and unload it during the next bull market. Just a thought ... what if that turns out to be fairly soon? Private equity firms can move...

4/9/09CVC Buys iShares For $4.4 Billion (Expanded) (Index Universe)

Deal goes through midmorning Thursday ... Early in the day on Thursday, Barclays PLC announced it had sold its iShares exchange-traded fund unit to CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Luxembourg, for $4.4 billion. It was only a few weeks ago that rumors that the unit was for sale began to emerge. Once those were confirmed, CVC was eventually identified as the preferred buyer. Barclays has repeatedly refused to accept funds from the British government...

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